On the Leyline

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On the Leyline
On the leyline album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 April 2007
RecordedWoodbine,
Leamington Spa,
Warwickshire
GenreRock, indie
Length39:42
LabelMoseley Shoals
ProducerJohn Rivers
Ocean Colour Scene chronology
A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad
(2005)
On the Leyline
(2007)
Saturday
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Bournemouth Daily Echo3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian2/5 stars[3]
Manchester Evening NewsFavourable[4]
The Independent2/5 stars[5]
The Skinny3/5 stars[6]

On the Leyline is the eighth studio album by Ocean Colour Scene. It was released on 30 April 2007 and entered the UK album charts on 6 May 2007, peaking at No.37, lasting only a single week in the top 75.[7]

Releases[edit]

The album contains a Paul Weller song entitled "For Dancers Only" (later released by Weller and Graham Coxon under the name "This Old Town"). The fourth track ("Man in the Middle"), was written by the band's bass guitarist, Dan Sealey. The first single, "I Told You So", was released two weeks before the album release on 16 April and reached number 34 in the UK singles charts. The second single released from the album was "I Just Got Over You" which entered and peaked at number 112 following little attention from the music press. The album's third single, "Go to Sea (Radio Edit)", was released on 12 November 2007 as a free download via the band's official website. This was to promote their then-forthcoming Christmas tour.[8] The single became the first Ocean Colour Scene single to fail to chart since 1992.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Simon Fowler unless otherwise stated:

  1. "I Told You So" – 2:12
  2. "On the Leyline, Waiting" – 2:24 (Steve Cradock)
  3. "For Dancers Only" – 3:43 (Paul Weller)
  4. "Man In The Middle" – 4:40 (Dan Sealey)
  5. "I Just Got Over You" – 3:40
  6. "Go to Sea" – 5:22
  7. "These Days I'm Tired" – 2:54 (Cradock)
  8. "You'll Never Find Me" – 2:24 (Strings arranged and played by John Rivers)
  9. "Don't Get Me" – 3:28
  10. "Loneliest Girl in the Whole Wide World" – 2:42
  11. "Mr. Brown" – 2:30
  12. "Two Lovers" – 2:11
  13. "Daylight" – 1:32

Japan edition[edit]

In Japan, On The Leyline was released on the Victor Entertainment label with the song "Jimmy Wonder" (a B-side to the single "I Told You So") added as a bonus track).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "On the Leyline - Ocean Colour Scene | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ Churchill, Nick (4 May 2007). "Ocean Colour Scene - On the Leyline (Moseley Shoals) ***". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  3. ^ Jude, Rogers (27 April 2007). "Ocean Colour Scene, On the Leyline". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  4. ^ Taylor, Paul (4 May 2007). "Ocean Colour Scene - On The Leyline (Moseley Shoals)". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (27 April 2007). "Album: Ocean Colour Scene". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ Weir, Lucy (10 July 2007). "Ocean Colour Scene - On the Ley Line". The Skinny. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Ocean Colour Scene to give away new single". NME. 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2008.

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